Have you ever heard of a truck pool? Neither had I, until two magical years ago, when I was visiting friends in Asheville, NC, and one of them whipped out her phone and showed me pictures of a pool she and her friends had made by lining the back of a pick-up truck with a tarp and filling it with water. As someone who loves water, and making things into other things they were not intended to be, I was smitten. I thought she was brilliant for having thought of it. Little did I know making trucks into pools is a thing. Just google “truck pool” and you’ll see. There is clearly some stigma surrounding truck pools- the prevailing notion seems to be that they are pretty much the epitome of trashy. Well, trashy or not, I’m a fan. They’re cheaper than kiddie pools, but much deeper and sturdier than most. And you don’t have to find room in the garage to store a truck pool. All you need is find a tarp that is heavy weight, won’t tear easily, and is much wider that the bed of your truck. Then simply line the bed of the truck with the tarp, letting the sides hang over. We secured the excess tarp to the sides of the truck with a strap, just to be safe. HAPPY TRUCK POOLING!